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learned before, they ought to form subjects of explanation and discussion for the teacher, so as to extend the knowledge of the pupil, and establish it on a rational basis.

The number of examples illustrating the various rules might easily have been made more numerous; but as this Introductory Grammar is accompanied by a book of Exercises, beginning with the first elements of the language, it has been thought unnecessary to increase its size by such additions.

The rules of gender and quantity, which are generally treated of separately in elementary grammars, have been given in connection with the inflections, and certain general principles only are laid down in separate sections at the beginning of the work, because without some general rules of this kind the beginner will not be able even to read and pronounce a Latin word or preposition correctly.

L. S. EDINBURGH, December, 1851.

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PECULIAR FORMATION OF CERTAIN CASES IN THE THIRD

DECLENSION
FOURTH DECLENSION

33 35 36

FIFTH DECLENSION
PECULIARITIES IN DECLENSION_DEFECTIVE AND IRREGULAR

DECLENSION..................
TERMINATIONS AND DECLENSION OF ADJECTIVES.

COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES............

37 42 45 48

NUMERALS

PRONOUNS

54 THE VERB .........

61 THE VERB Esse, TO BE

67 THE FOUR REGULAR CONJUGATIONS

70 DEPONENT VERBS.............

89 PECULIAR AND CONTRACTED FORMS OF CONJUGATION............. 92 CONJUGATION BY PERIPHRASIS OR CIRCUMLOCUTION.............. 93 VERBS OF THE FIRST CONJUGATION FORMING THEIR PERFECT

AND SUPINE DIFFERENTLY FROM THE GENERAL RULE ........ 94 VERBS OF THE SECOND CONJUGATION FORMING THEIR PERFECT

AND SUPINE DIFFERENTLY FROM THE GENERAL RULE......... 96 VERBS OF THE THIRD CONJUGATION FORMING THEIR PERFECT

AND SUPINE DIFFERENTLY FROM THE GENERAL RULE......... 99 VERBS OF THE FOURTH CONJUGATION FORMING THEIR PERFECT

AND SUPINE DIFFERENTLY FROM THE GENERAL RULE ........ 106

learned before, they ought to form subjects of explanation and discussion for the teacher, so as to extend the knowledge of the pupil, and establish it on a rational basis.

The number of examples illustrating the various rules might easily have been made more numerous; but as this Introductory Grammar is accompanied by a book of Exercises, beginning with the first elements of the language, it has been thought unnecessary to increase its size by such additions.

The rules of gender and quantity, which are generally treated of separately in elementary grammars, have been given in connection with the inflections, and certain general principles only are laid down in separate sections at the beginning of the work, because without some general rules of this kind the beginner will not be able even to read and pronounce a Latin word or preposition correctly.

L. S. EDINBURGH, December, 1851.

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